Accession Number : ADD002114

Title :   Motor Mount for an Inflatable Boat.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Seiple,Ronald L

Report Date : 06 May 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent concerns a motor mount for an inflatable boat of the type which has a flat bottom, and bow, side, and stern tubular gunwale sections. The mount includes a resilient coiled plate which, in its relaxed condition, is capable of receiving the stern gunwale in a deflated condition. The coiled plate is capable of expanding outwardly when the stern gunwale is inflated into its tubular form inside the coiled plate. Upon inflation of the boat the coiled plate tightly engages both sides of the flat bottom of the boat so that the coiled plate becomes rigidly mounted thereto. Another plate can then be mounted to the coiled plate for receiving a boat motor.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Mountings, *Motors, *Boats, *Inflatable structures, Plates, Coils, Configurations, Drawings

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE